Seriously, I did a ton of sanding on the canard today to prep it for finish, and yeah, I got the itch!
I set up my gear & took the canard outside to sand that sucker!
Now, I will say that before I actually started sanding the canard, I spent about 2 hours researching & documenting the nose install & nose wheel mounting .
Below is a pic of how much of a mess I made by sanding the top of the canard. The pic below shows it all clean & ready to got back into the shop.
Once back in the shop I whipped up a fresh batch of micro finish using West epoxy to apply to the bottom surface of the canard. I’m starting back on the bottom side to blend in the newly added canard “swoosh” tips.
Here’s the shots of the inside rib of each swoosh tip:
Since I had time & micro finish on my hands after swabbing down the swoosh tips, I heated up the cup and applied the micro finish to the ice shields.
A few hours later after the micro “greened” I cheese grated it. All I have to say is Wow! Since I waited about another 45 minutes from normal time (2-3 hours vs my 3.5-4 hours… obviously YMMV) to cheese grate this thing, it worked like a champ. As you can see I got all the major bumps & grooves sanded out on these added canard tips.
And again, here’s the inside “swoosh” tip rib that also got micro’d & then cheese grated (both sides):
Finally, since I was working with a ton of micro finish, I also finished the various small parts I have in the works such as the ice shields and the GPS antenna cover from atop the modified headrest.
Here is an example of cheese grating vs not cheese grating:
And then when all are cheese grated: